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Eastside Locks Student Accommodation, Birmingham
Client : Alumno Developments Ltd
Value : Not disclosed
The works comprise the construction of a 23,519 sqm building in three blocks to provide 659 student accommodation bedrooms along with communal facilities. There is also provision for retail and business starter units on the lower ground floor.
Blocks A and B are 8 storeys tall whilst Block C extends to 17 floors. The building is of a precast concrete construction above ground floor level complete with external ‘sandwich’ panels of an acid etched external finish. The roofs are flat and of an inverted construction with brown roofs and external terraces to lower roof areas.
The project is to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ and is heated via a dry system. Externally an extensive landscaping scheme will be implemented through to the canalside inclusive of 19 student drop off spaces.
Throughout the second stage period Sisk have worked with us in an open and honest manner. Their innovative approach to design has meant that we are able to build 34 more rooms than originally intended whilst remaining within our budget.Aamir Siddiqui